Copyright & A2K Issues - 27 November 2018

This is a free online international Information Service covering various topics, including copyright, plagiarism and other IP matters, Open Access, open publishing, open learning resources, institutional repositories, scholarly communication, digitization and library matters, mobile technologies, issues affecting access to knowledge (A2K), particularly in developing countries; WTO and WIPO treaties and matters; Free Trade Agreements and TRIPS Plus; useful websites, conference alerts, etc.  Archives are available at: http://www.africanlii.org/content/copyright-a2k-information.  If you would like to subscribe to, or unsubscribe from, this newsletter, please do so at: http://lists.wits.ac.za/mailman/listinfo/copyrightanda2kinfo   or email Denise.Nicholson@wits.ac.za only (N.B. PLEASE DO NOT SEND TO WHOLE MAILING LIST) 

 

Intellectual Property:

Why ‘fair use’ is so important for SA copyright law

https://techcentral.co.za/why-fair-use-is-so-important-for-sa-copyright-law/85448/

“Fair Use” does not conflict with Berne

https://bit.ly/2PGrDkl

South Africa: Intellectual Property And The Shape Of Things

http://www.mondaq.com/article.asp?article_id=758062&email_access=on

Misleading on Fair Dealing, Part 5: The Multi-Million Dollar Educational Investment in E-Book Licensing

http://www.michaelgeist.ca/2018/11/misleading-on-fair-dealing-part-5-the-multi-million-dollar-educational-investment-in-e-book-licensing/

MYTH:  Fair use decimated educational publishing in Canada

http://www.smartcopying.edu.au/copyright-law-reform/current/myth-fair-use-decimated-educational-publishing-in-canada

New Exemptions to DMCA Section 1201 Are Welcome, But Don’t Go Far Enough [EF

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/10/new-exemptions-dmca-section-1201-are-welcome-dont-go-far-enough

Communia endorses Treaty on Education and Research, and asks others to follow suit

https://www.communia-association.org/2018/11/21/communia-endorses-treaty-education-research-asks-others-follow-suit/

WIPO Working Toward Agreement To Finish Broadcasting Treaty This Week

http://www.ip-watch.org/2018/11/26/wipo-working-toward-agreement-finish-broadcasting-treaty-week/

The First Software Licensing Agreement and its Relationship with Copyright Law

https://www.create.ac.uk/blog/2018/11/14/the-first-software-licensing-agreement-and-its-relationship-with-copyright-law

 

Open Access, A2K & Scholarly Communication:

Study sheds light on scourge of fake news in Africa

https://theconversation.com/study-sheds-light-on-scourge-of-fake-news-in-africa-106946

Africa Capacity Report 2017 - Building Capacity in Science, Technology and Innovation for Africa’s Transformation https://elibrary.acbfpact.org/acbf/collect/acbf/index/assoc/HASH01ad/e44e7241/b749d69a/1a6c.dir/ACR2017%20English.pdf

Opting out is not an option: Why all academic librarians must understand open access

https://scholarworks.iu.edu/dspace/handle/2022/22538

Scholarly publishing: EUA asks European Commission to investigate lack of competition

https://eua.eu/news/188:scholarly-publishing-eua-asks-european-commission-to-investigate-lack-of-competition.html

The EU Open Access Fight Continues

http://blogs.sciencemag.org/pipeline/archives/2018/11/13/the-eu-open-access-fight-continues

A decade after the invention of the smartphone, we’re about to find out how we use our time

https://theconversation.com/a-decade-after-the-invention-of-the-smartphone-were-about-to-find-out-how-we-use-our-time-107195

Assessing and supporting journal publishing practices in the Global South

http://blog.inasp.info/assessing-supporting-journal-publishing-practices-global-south/

The OA Interviews: Frances Pinter

https://poynder.blogspot.com/2018/11/the-oa-interviews-frances-pinter.html

Turning FAIR Into Reality

https://ec.europa.eu/info/sites/info/files/turning_fair_into_reality_1.pdf

LIBSENSE Survey on Open Access Repositories & Librarians’ Roles - Ubuntunet Alliance Region

https://www.dropbox.com/s/155fokahpl0tleb/UA%20Interim%20Survey%20Report_Final-20181119.pdf?dl=0

 

Research and Open Science:

Draft White Paper on Science, Technology and Innovation neglects to prioritise issues of performance and human capability (SA)

file:///C:/Users/00658018/Downloads/5679-Main%20document-29172-1-10-20181126.pdf

Open Science Is Liberating and Can Foster Creativity

https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1745691618767878

A Layered Framework for Considering Open Science Practices

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/08824096.2018.1513273

The European Open Science Cloud is officially launched

https://eosc-hub.eu/news/european-open-science-cloud-officially-launched

The Vienna Declaration on the European Open Science Cloud

https://eosc-launch.eu/declaration/

 

Conference Alert:

Science Forum (no registration fee)

12-14 December 2018 – CSIR, Pretoria, South Africa

https://www.sfsa.co.za/programme/

 

 

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